Not all of these were successful at Barcelona.
This now means that the midfielder is likely to miss the La Liga game against Osasuna on Sunday and the UEFA Champions League tie with Shakhtar Donetsk on Wednesday at Santiago Bernabeu. Should recovery go as planned, Modric will return for the El Clasico against Barcelona on 16 October in Madrid. However, should the midfielder fail to return on-time, Los Blancos will have to contend without their experienced head in the middle of the park. Despite his age (37), Modric remains a key member the team as no other midfielder comes near to what he provides for his side, since joining in 2012 from Tottenham. Modric's success at Real Madrid shows just how influential he has been, having won - three La Liga titles, the Copa del Rey once, the Supercopa de España four times, UEFA Champions League on five occasions, three UEFA Super Cups and the FIFA Club World Cup in 2014,2016, 2017 and in 2018.
Spurs manager Antonio Conte is set to talk to reporters this afternoon ahead of the weekend north London derby at Arsenal, the Italian’s second such game of his tenure. Spurs have already been hit with an injury blow ahead of the trip to the Emirates Stadium, with Dejan Kulusevski a doubt with a hamstring injury. Conte will be discussing the latest team news, with Hugo Lloris, Ben Davies and Lucas Moura all also doubts for the Saturday lunchtime kick-off.
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Just two weeks into the season, Manchester City fans might have believed Pep Guardiola had pulled off his greatest act. Never mind four Premier League titles and 11 trophies in total since taking charge at the Etihad in 2016 — the latest crisis at rival Manchester United had his fingerprints all over it. “Are you asking me if Erik ten Hag could be here? Definitely,” said Guardiola back in April when questioned about whether the Dutchman was good enough to one day be hi